When it’s cold outside, you can find cars and minivans warming up without the driver inside of them. And police say thieves are out looking them. Minneapolis Police tell WCCO they’ve seen a spike in car thefts in southeast Minneapolis’ Third Precinct. Officers say 17 cars were stolen between Dec. 10 and Dec. 18 in that part of the city.
Police are investigating after a pedestrian was hit by a car and later died Friday night in Minneapolis. Authorities responded to the accident at about 9:48 p.m. Friday at the intersection of Osseo Road and North 49th Avenue.
Police are teaming up with Crime Stoppers to solve a homicide that happened in the summer of 2012. Lois Swenson was found murdered in her north Minneapolis home on June 13, 2012. Lt Richard Zimmerman believes Swenson had helped the suspect in the past. He said there is a man who knows the suspect, and they hope he comes forward.
If you live in Minneapolis and warm up your car before you leave in the morning, police are warning to be on the lookout for thieves. Minneapolis Police said Thursday that as many as 17 cars have been stolen in southeast Minneapolis over the past week.
Gov. Mark Dayton says the state will not cooperate with Minneapolis police to investigate police misconduct. That’s after the Minneapolis Police Chief Janeé Harteau announced the plan Wednesday, after months of consultation with the state Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA).
Authorities said they are looking for at least one suspect after a man was shot to death late Friday night in north Minneapolis. Police responded to the 3700 block of Girard Avenue North at about 10:57 p.m. on a report of a shooting.
An off-duty Minneapolis police officer was himself the victim of a crime that’s a big cause for concern. It happened two days before Thanksgiving, when the officer’s personal vehicle was broken into and thieves ran off with a black duffel bag.
University of Minnesota students have more than just finals to worry about this week. An armed robbery happened in broad daylight right near campus Wednesday on 14th Avenue Southeast and Sixth Street Southeast in Dinkytown – the latest in a string of robberies at or near the University. Police say a female student was walking to class around 9:30 a.m. when a man approached her, showed her a gun and then took her backpack. Her wallet, iPhone and iPad were all inside.
Police are warning residents on the south side of Minneapolis after a recent uptick in burglaries in the area. Police said homeowners in the Third Precinct should keep an extra eye out for suspicious activity.
Two Minneapolis police officers have been fired after a June incident with Green Bay Police. In June, SWAT officers Brian Thole and Shawn Powell were visiting Green Bay off-duty.
Two men attempted to kidnap a University of Minnesota student early Wednesday morning and one of the men used the victim’s own pepper spray against her, the school said in a crime alert.
Police are investigating yet another armed robbery of a University of Minnesota student. This time, it happened around 3:40 a.m. Wednesday near the intersection of 11th Avenue SE and 8th Street SE.
Minneapolis Police Chief Janee Harteau said Thursday no criminal charges will be filed in a fatal accident involving a police vehicle and a motorcycle back in the spring. The officer involved was on his way to the house where police shot and killed Terrance Franklin.
In a letter to students and faculty, President Eric Kaler said Tuesday the school will increase patrols on and near campus, add security cameras in high traffic and public areas and enhance building security.
Authorities are investigating after a school bus crashed into a house in north Minneapolis Tuesday morning. Police said the crash happened at about 8:19 a.m. near the intersection of 42nd and Penn. Authorities said an SUV ran a red light at the intersection then hit the school bus.